Recap & Reflection

It’s crazy to believe that I’ve been back in the states for over a week now. Readjusting to life at home has been interesting and I have definitely been kept busy since returning. Although it is nice to see friends and family again, it is still very hard not to miss the adventure of the…

Week 9 – Goodbye

So much has happened in the last 9 weeks that it’s hard to believe this whole experience really was such short of a time. Although it at the same time feels like my time in Berlin has gone by fast, having had the opportunity to meet so many people, experience so many new places and…

Week 8 – Coming to an End

It really is hard to believe that there is only one week left for us in Berlin. Although it feels like the time has gone by quickly, there is so much that we have done on this program. On a personal level, this has been the first time I have travelled to Europe, my first…

Week 7 – Cultural Competence Reflection

I’ve been looking forward to this coming weekend for the past couple weeks. From Saturday morning until Monday myself and some others from the program will be visiting Budapest. After having spent so much time the last couple weeks it will be nice to explore somewhere else in Europe and to discover a new culture….

Leadership – Week 6

Another week has gone by and it’s getting hard to believe that we only have about three more left on the program. Although the past 6 weeks feel like they’ve gone by in the flash of an eye, so much has taken place in such a short amount of time. From arriving in Berlin and…

Critical Reflection – Week 5

Already at the halfway point of the program, there is so much to reflect upon and thankfully more to look forward to. This past week has brought about its own set of experiences, challenges and more to discuss. One of the highlights of the week was being in Berlin for the Carnival of Culture celebration….

Reflections on Culture – Week 4

As usual it feels hard to imagine that it has been as much time into the program as it has. Maybe it seems like a poor stylistic choice to continue opening my blogs with a statement like the one above, but it honestly is still as true as anytime before. It feels very unusual to…

Adapting at Residea – Week 3

It seems crazy that three weeks have already passed on the program. That isn’t to say, however, that Berlin isn’t starting to become more familiar. Almost 21 days in and I’m finding that the streets and the shops are starting to look familiar in places not just around the hotel or the office. When I…

Getting on a Schedule

Another week has gone by, but every day still feels as engaging as the last. Although more of the streets are starting to become familiar and walking into the office doesn’t feel quite as daunting as the first morning, the feelings of excitement and adventure haven’t quite receded yet. Last week proved to be another…